Terry Rambler, Chairman
Tao Etpison, Vice Chairman
Bernadette Goode, Seven Mile District Council Member
John Antonio Jr., Seven Mile District Council Member
Valerie Key-Cheney, Peridot District Council Member
Dr. John Bush, Peridot District Council Member
Barbara May, Gilson Wash District Council Member
Simon Hooke, Gilson Wash District Council Member
Allred Pike Jr., Bylas District Council Member
Jonathan Kitcheyan, Bylas District Council Member
Eugene David Nozie, Bylas District Council Member

(updated May 2022)

Contact Information

Address: PO Box "o" San Carlos, AZ 85550

Phone: 928-475-2361

Health Department Director:

David Reed david.reed@scat-nsn.gov

Education Department Executive Director:

Flora Talas flora.talas@ed.scat-nsn.gov

Tribal Historic Preservation Officer:

Vernelda Grant apachevern@yahoo.com


GOVERNANCE: The San Carlos Apache Tribe is governed by a Chairman, Vice Chairman, and nine council members representing four districts. Council members serve staggered four-year terms, and meet on the first Tuesday of each month. The San Carlos Apache Tribe is in Congressional District 1; Legislative District 7.


San Carlos Apache Tribe Constitution, (Adopted 1954)

San Carlos Apache Tribe Constitution, (Adopted 1954)
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San Carlos Apache Tribe Resolution

San Carlos Apache Tribe Resolution
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Procedures for Research Activity and Recording

Procedures for Research Activity and Recording
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COMMUNITY PROFILE: The traditional lands of the Apache Ndeh (The People) extended from Texas through New Mexico and Arizona into Mexico and California.  Over time, the many bands of Apache were forcibly relocated to reservations. The San Carlos Apache Reservation was established in 1871. According to the U.S. Census, approximately 10,443 individuals live on the San Carlos Apache Reservation--1.8 million acres spanning three counties in eastern Arizona. 

San Carlos Apache are known for their peridot jewelry and Apache basketry.  Peridot is the birthstone for August and San Carlos is home to the world's largest deposit of the crystal.

The Tribe operates Apache Gold Casino, a golf course, a commercial sawmill, a 500-acre farm, and cattle ranching operations.


San Carlos Apache Reservation


United States

Total Population*  10,443 6,946,685 322,903,030
Number of Households 2,251 2,524,300 119,730,128
Average Household Size 4.64 2.69 2.63
Median Age 24.9 37.4 37.9
Population Under Age 18 38.4% 23.5% 22.8%
Population Over Age 65 7.4% 16.7% 15.2%
Speaks a Language Other Than English in Household 35.8% 27.2% 21.5%
Married-Couple Households 29.3% 57.0% 58.6%
Owner-Occupied Housing Units 56.7% 63.6% 63.8%
Age 25+ with High School Degree or Higher 70.5% 86.8% 87.7%
Median Household Income $16,763 $56,213 $60,293
Below Federal Poverty Threshold 47.0% 16.1% 14.1%
Households with at Least One Computing Device 60.6% 89.9% 88.8%
Households with a Desktop/Laptop 35.5% 79.7% 77.9%

*All statistics are from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey, 5-year estimates.